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Hypertension Secrets. Edition: 2

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Hypertension Secrets, 2nd Edition, offers practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This highly regarded resource features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
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    1. Measurement of Blood Pressure
    2. Clinical Evaluation of Hypertension
    3. Hypertensive Crises


    1. Epidemiology of Hypertension
    2. Pathophysiology of Essential (Primary) Hypertension - Isolated Systolic HTN, Diastolic HTN
    3. Natural History of Hypertension


    1. Definition, Non-compliant, Screening for secondary HTN
    2. Renal Parenchymal Hypertension
    3. Renovascular Hypertension
    4. Coarctation of the Aorta
    5. Mineralocorticoid Excess: Primary Aldosteronism
    6. Pheochromocytoma
    7. Glucocorticoid Excess: Cushing's Syndrome and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    8. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    9. Drug or Alcohol-induced
    10. Thyroid Disorders
    11. Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    12. Acromegaly


    1. Hypertension in the Pediatric Population
    2. Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Kidney Disease
    3. Hypertension in Obese Individuals
    4. Hypertension in African Americans
    5. Hypertension in the Elderly
    6. Hypertension in Pregnancy
    7. Hypertension after Kidney Transplantation
    8. Hypertension in the patient with Acute MI, CHF, Stable CAD
    9. Hypertension in the patient with CVA (Ischemic, Hemorrhagic)
    10. Hypertension in the patient with a VAD
    11. Resistant Hypertension
    12. Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus


    1. Lifestyle Modifications - Diet (Na, Mediterranean)
    2. Treatment Goals
    3. Combination Drug Therapy
    4. Treatment of Hypertensive Crises
    5. Diuretics
    6. ß-Blockers
    7. a-Blockers
    8. Calcium Channel Blockers
    9. Peripheral Adrenergic Inhibitors, Centrally Acting Sympatholytics and Vasodilators
    10. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors and Angiotension II Receptor Blockers
    11. Renal Denervation
    12. BP Vaccines
    13. Application of Therapeutic Principles

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    1. Orthostatic Hypotension
    2. Baroreceptor Dysfunction


    1. Historical snippets/oddities, e.g., Stephen Hales' first BP measurement in a horse, etc.

Still to place: Genetic (Monogenic) causes of Hypertension

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    Apr 19, 2022
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